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$152m for Port Hedland marina
Finbar's proposed development on the former hospital site.

Port Hedland's West End is set to undergo a major transformation with $152 million to be spent on the Spoilbank Marina Precinct development.

The State Government will contribute $112 million and the Town of Port Hedland $40 million to the marina project that will include a marina with up to 250 boat pens, four boat ramps and marine support services.

The surrounding precinct will incorporate a hotel, mixed-use development, caravan park and public recreation space.

The Spoilbank Marina will include a boat lifter and hardstand; land for boat repairs and service; refuelling jetty; restaurants; bars; event spaces; water play area; and an adjacent caravan park.

The former hospital site south of Sutherland Street and overlooking the marina will also form part of the revitalised broader precinct, with Finbar proposing to develop high-quality, short-term accommodation and commercial space on the site.

Finbar's proposed two-stage development on the former hospital site will incorporate 367 short-stay serviced apartments over two, seven-storey towers on Sutherland Street; a two to four-storey building on the eastern elevation, and two-storey buildings on Morgans Street. 3,900sqm of commercial and retail space to be provided on ground floor of Sutherland Street

Work will commence this year on detailed design and approvals, with completion of the precinct expected in 2016-17

The West Australian

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